Otago Daily Times:

Rugby: Highlanders make light of Emery ban

Rugby: Highlanders make light of Emery ban

The Highlanders are putting a brave face on the four-game ban for utility back Jason Emery with his teammates not shy in giving him a bit of stick.

Rugby: Ardie Savea's mix of talents 'fascinates'

Rugby: Ardie Savea's mix of talents 'fascinates'

The more Ardie Savea plays, the more he fascinates. He brings the broadest footballing portfolio to a role that has traditionally had relatively narrow demands.

Rugby: Cheika dismisses Aussie doom-mongers

Rugby: Cheika dismisses Aussie doom-mongers

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has shrugged off Australia's struggles in Super Rugby this season and hit back at critics for being too pessimistic about the local game in the lead-up to the home test series against England.

Rugby: Strong first half helps Dunstan to win

Rugby: Strong first half helps Dunstan to win

Dunstan High School were too good for Mount Aspiring College today, claiming a 46-12 win in the opening round of the Otago Secondary Schools' First XV competition. 

Rugby: Pirates front but beaten comfortably

Rugby: Pirates front but beaten comfortably

A makeshift Pirates side fronted for its match with Taieri at Peter Johnstone Park and, while it was well beaten 68-19, it did manage to score three tries and contest the scrums up until the 55th minute.

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